Lambert airport transforming historic new copper roof

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ST. LOUIS ( KPLR) -It's a part of a top to bottom makeover of terminal 1 at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Lambert St. Louis International Airport is flying high getting a facelift which includes a $6. 7 million  project  to replace the original copper roof on Lambert's historic domed vault.

The new skin will shine of raw copper like it did in the mid- 50's  when  the Terminal was built. The  roof will slowly transform in color again with time as the Airport serves  new generations in this  this region . "We are putting new cooper on there, I think it highlights this historic facility," said Jeff Lea, Lambert St. Louis International Airport Public Relations Manger. "

The new roof includes installing more than 100-thousand  feet of copper material to cover the airport's four domes, starting with the Eastern most dome and moving West " When I first arrived I noticed it. It's just beautiful. It caught my eye right off the bat, said one passenger.

"It was very important for us to make it possible to continue on with that look because it was part of a historical design and we are able to do that to put copper back on the domes and have another life span of 50 to 60 years of this airport facility . " said Lea

Lambert officials say the funding for the new roof comes from airport funding, not come from general tax payers.